D29 2018 MX Supplemental Rules

District 29 2018 Motocross Supplemental Rules    

These rules are a supplement to the regular AMA Amateur, Semi-Pro & Youth Competition

rule book for the current year.

**NEW AMA RULE FOR starting 2017:  You must be 14 yrs old to ride a 250cc and 16 yrs old to ride a 450cc machine**

For any situation not covered in these rules, refer to the 2017 AMA Amateur Competition Rule Book.
All AMA rules set forth in the current AMA Rule Book for Amateur and Semi-Pro events will apply.
The following Rules and Guidelines are set forth by District 29 to be used as guidelines for all clubs, promoters, and riders in order to reach a community of the running of events in District 29 of the AMA.

 

District 29 includes the states of North and South Carolina.

 

These Rules and Guidelines also apply to any club or promoter outside these boundaries who are receiving District 29 points.
All riders in AMA sanctioned events are required to be a current member of the AMA & District 29 if (residing in NC/SC) and in good standing.

 

All Referees must be District members in their home districts.
All promoters must be District 29 members.
District memberships will be $20 annually. District memberships will run from the date issued and will not expire until one year after (Jan to Jan, Aug to Aug etc.)
You must be a District 29 member if you live in NC or SC to race an AMA event in NC or SC.  A $10 Temporary “weekend only” Membership will be available.
ALL RIDERS MUST SHOW THEIR DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP CARD AT REGISTRATION.
All youth riders have to have an annual release on file with AMA unless both parents are present
at the event. The liability insurance requires the signatures of both parents to enable a minor to
compete in an AMA event.

 

Annual Minor and Adult release forms are available for download
from www.amadirectlink.com.
ALL RIDERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS OR
LEGAL GUARDIAN OR AN AUTHORIZED ADULT WITH WRITTEN, NOTARIZED
PERMISSION OF PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AND MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL
TIMES.

A rider is responsible for the actions of his/her family members and/or pit crew at all times while on track premises.  Riders must practice with the class in which they are signed up for.  Any rider practicing in the wrong practice will be subject to disqualification.  In the event a rider has missed their practice session, then he/she should ask the referee to be placed in an alternate practice session.

Riders meetings are mandatory and all entrants or a representative should be present.

 

2017 DISTRICT CLASSES:

MOTORCYCLE YOUTH

 51cc 4-6 Limited       (0-51cc)

51cc 7-8 Limited       (0-51cc)

51cc 4-8 Special Limited       (0-51cc) Air Cool Only

65cc 7-9       (59-65cc)

65cc 10-11       (59-65cc) 

Mini Open 7-12       (59cc-85cc) Must be 9 to ride 85cc (Max 16” rear & Max 17” front)

85cc 9-11       (79-85cc)

85cc 12-15     (79-85cc)

Super Mini 12-16        (79 to 112cc) 

Schoolboy 1 12-16     (86-125cc 2 stk & 150cc 4 stk)  (Min. wheel 19” front & 16” rear)

Schoolboy 2 14-16       (122-150 2 stroke & 126-250cc 4 stroke) (Min. wheelbase 53”)

Girls 8-15       (59-85cc 2 stroke & 76-150 4 stroke (Must be 9 yrs old to ride 85cc)

 

MOTORCYCLE AMATEUR  – *NEW AMA RULE FOR 2017 –RIDERS  MUST BE 14 TO RIDE A 250cc BIKE & 16 TO RIDE A 450cc BIKE & 12 TO RIDE A 150cc BIKE

Unlimited Amateur B/C/D    (122cc – Open)

2 Stroke – 12+       (91-125cc)

Women – 12+       (91-250cc) Must be 14 to ride 250cc

250 A – 14+       (122cc – 250cc)

250 B – 14+       (122cc – 250cc)

250 C – 14+       (122cc – 250cc)

Open All-Star A/B    (SPECIAL NEW A & B CLASS)    ($ TO A & Gift Card to B)

Open B       (122cc – Open)

Open C       (122cc – Open)

Vet Amateur 25+ B/C        (122cc – Open) (Ages 25 & up)

25+       (122cc – Open)

35+       (122cc – Open)

40+       (122cc – Open)

50+       (122cc – Open)

 

ATV CLASSES

ATV Expert

ATV Amateur B/C

 

ALL “D” CLASSES & 51cc OPEN ARE Promoter Options

 

CLASSIFICATION
Youth classes are based on the rider’s age and size of his/her motorcycle. A rider’s age
on January 1, 2017 will determine his/her age for the year. However, a youth rider may move to
the next higher age class if he/she will be eligible to do so at any time during the year. Once a
rider moves to a higher age group, he/she cannot move back. Any points earned in a lower age
group will not transfer to the higher age group. Youth ages are 4-16 years of age.
Notarized copies of birth certificates must be available upon request for all youth riders. Riders not able to produce proof of age may race under protest but results will not be official pending proof of age
Proof of age must be available for all riders in the +25. +30, +35, +40, +45, and +50 classes upon request. Riders not able to provide proof of age may race under protest but results will not be official pending proof of age.
DISTRICT EVENTS
At a minimum, a DOT/Snell approved helmet, over the ankle boots, and goggles are required to race. Chest protectors, and neck braces are optional but highly recommended.
A Certified Paramedic and an Ambulance (capable of ALS transport) must be present at the track at all times during the race (including practice if sanctioned).
If they are not on the premises at the time the event is scheduled to start, the race will not start.
All riders must use the same motorcycle for both motos to be scored for overall finish.

In all District sponsored series, only District members will be eligible for Overall Series Awards.
A rider’s meeting must be held to announce the running order and go over the rules of the meet.
Minicycles cannot run in motorcycle classes (Big wheel Superminis may run in Schoolboy 1).
No pit racing. Speed of Five (5) miles per hour to start gate and back to the pit area only. Helmets are required by all participants and spectators on all motorcycles and ATV’S. You must be a licensed driver to operate a golf cart or mule. Some tracks may prohibit any or all pit riding.
A rider is responsible for the actions of his/her family members and/or pit crew at all times while on track premises.
SCORING SYSTEM
Overall points earned by a rider will determine his/her position for year-end awards. Riders must run the
designated amount of races each year.
All events in the District will be scored on an overall basis.
Riders will receive District 29 points in accordance with the following schedule:
1st……25 8th……13 15th……6
2nd…..22 9th……12 16th……5
3rd…..20 10th….11 17th……4
4th…..18 11th….10 18th……3
5th…..16 12th…..9 19th……2
6th…..15 13th…..8 20th……1
7th…..14 14th…..7
Any rider who does not finish will be scored as a DNF and will receive 20th position if there are less than 20 bikes in the class. If there are more than 20 bikes in the class, the rider will be given the last place position. A rider will be considered a DNF if he does not complete 50% of the laps of the leader and the take the checkered flag.
A DNF will have his points included in the overall for the day.
There will be a 30 minute protest period from the time results are posted before results are final and awards can be collected.
POINTS SCHEDULE AND ADVANCEMENT
District 29 will follow the advancement system (RPV) outlined by the AMA rulebook for the current year.
GENERAL
Nominations for the District 29 Motocross Committee will open August 1st and close on September 30th. Nominations must be written and given to one of the members of the present committee by any District 29 member who chooses to nominate someone. Nominations will be placed on a ballot. Ballots will be given to members at races or mailed during the month of October. The ballots will then be returned to the Secretary by November 15th for the tally.
Rider representatives must be A or B Class riders and be 16 years of age or older.
Each year the Motocross Committee of District 29 (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Parents Reps, AMA Congresspersons and Riders Reps) will study the District rules and guidelines and be responsible for keeping them up to date and in line with the current year AMA Rule Book. Requests for rule changes must be submitted to the Chairman of the MX Committee by September 30th each year.

2016 DISTRICT 29 BOARD:
President: Kent Cameron
Vice President: Ken Ferrell
Secretary / Treasurer: Jill Czysz                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Head Referee: Mike Burkeen
MX COMMITTEE
MX Committee Chairman: Mark Czysz
Secretary: Jill Czysz
Points Recorder: Jill Czysz
Membership Sales: Sean & Jennifer Rahilly, Dan Koch, Allison Trumble
AMA Congress Delegates:

ATV 2015 – 2016  Cynthia Pritchard

Competition: Kent Cameron  kentmc58@yahoo.com

Recreation: Charles Schaefer ivanhoect@hotmail.com 828-926-6199

Recreation: Carl ‘Al’ Roof alroof.for.nc.trails@juno.com 704-228-7210

Alt-Recreation:  Ray Lewis

Competition 2016 Mike Burkeen mburkeen@nc.rr.com 919-397-1142

 

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